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Happy Birthday, Craig Laughlin!
Former Cap, Comcast SportsNet color commentator, and hip-surgery enthusiast Craig Laughlin is
54 55 today. Laughlin spent the summer coaching his hockey camp, Network Hockey, at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD. Since his second hip surgery recently, he can be found trading jabs on Twitter with Alan May.
Read more about Laughlin at DC Sports Bog.
UPDATE: Laughlin corrected us – he’s 55 today and was born in 1957. Several incorrect sources list his birth year as 1958 (and hockeydb lists his birthday May 4, 1958 and Sept. 19 on Hockey Reference. Ugh.).
@capsoutsider that was not a typo. I was Born in 1957. I am in fact 55…double nickel!
— Craig Laughlin (@Laughlin18) September 15, 2012
Let’s also remind ourselves what Laughlin (and Joe Beninati and Al Koken) used to look like:
Photo by Caps Outsider. Laughlin with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel.